Somerset, KY has four creative writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Berea College, the highest ranked school in this group with a creative writing program, has a total student population of 1,548. It is the 203rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Creative Writing students from Somerset schools who go on to become creative writers, writers, storytellers, freelances, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 43,390 people working as writers and authors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,560. Also, Technical writers make on average $65,610 per year and there are about 46,270 of them employed in the US today.
Somerset lies in Pulaski county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area has 166,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $15.47/hr average worker wage, and a $32,170 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Berea College comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for creative writing students, with Carson-Newman College as the lowest, reported at only $13,511/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Somerset|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||55.8 miles|